Fine Tune DevOps, Build an IoT Network & Reshape Digital Infrastructure
Week of December 30, 2018
Software Automation Handles Tricky Multicloud-Networking Business
What’s a mobile application using a database in one public cloud, a machine-learning engine in another, and three managed services running in still others? It’s a typical example of modern enterprise information technology. Getting all cloud services talking to each other coherently requires a highly democratic, adaptable network foundation.
Three Ways DevOps Will Be More Finely Tuned In 2019
“DevOps is no longer a fringe movement.” That’s the word from Wesley Pullen, chief DevOps strategist at Electric Cloud, in a presentation at the recent DevOps Enterprise Summit. There are now enough proof points on implementations to justify DevOps to senior executives as a strategy for attaining competitive advantage, he explains. “This is serious. This is a major competitive advantage for companies who start to adopt this — not only at a team level, but also corporate wide.” Pullen sees three trends shaping DevOps’ breakout year of 2019.
What To Consider When Integrating SD-WAN And ITSM Tools
We haven’t really heard a lot about SD-WAN integration with IT service management. But getting SD-WAN to work with existing ITSM tools is a big priority for enterprises.
Why NFV Interoperability and APIs are Joined at the Hip
It’s no secret NFV has yet to see the explosive growth and anticipated benefits we all expected after promises of dynamic virtual networks and cost savings. For widespread NFV success to be realized, increased interoperability across vendor solutions and across individual components within those solutions is needed.
Your Digital Transformation To-Do List For 2019
To elevate your network in the New Year, prioritize these three high-impact areas, according to Layne Levine, president of the Enterprise and Wholesale business unit at Windstream.
Why The Unified Campus Network Is The Ideal Future-Proof Digital-Ready Architecture
The quest to achieve a true digital business is impacting across all sectors and verticals, and business leaders know it. The drive to transition to digital business is almost the entire reason that Gartner research showed that worldwide IT spending will hit $3.7 trillion this year – an increase of over six per cent, and the highest growth rate of growth in over a decade.
Four Critical Steps To Building An IoT Network
The biggest mistake often made in building an IoT network for the first time is in underestimating the complexity of IoT network design, operation and management — and believing that legacy network technologies and engagement models will support the requirements of large-scale IoT deployments.
Network Security, SD-WAN Suppliers Revamp Branch Security
Branch network security is getting a face-lift, as network security and SD-WAN suppliers look at new ways to integrate their platforms and upgrade products.
Telecom Trends 2019: Time For Operator 5G And IoT Decisions
Telecom trends in 2019 dictate that network operators have tough choices to make to compete with OTT players, increase revenue in terms of 5G and IoT, and consider the software-based fast-fail model.
Can SD-WAN Take Digital Transformation To The Next Level?
As Socrates once said, the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. So, in terms of enterprise technologies these days, Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is becoming an increasingly important topic for businesses as they try to overcome legacy issues and supercharge their commercial aspirations for the future.
Addressing Challenges In Process Automation And IoT
Alongside the industry’s digital transformation, manufacturing companies are automating even more of their processes by leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This process automation allows manufacturers to gather and analyze the huge amounts of data across the entire production chain – which was once a manual process. Through automation, organizations are also beginning to discover the benefits that come with addressing compute on the edge of the network, such as access to more real-time insights and improved operational efficiency.
Distinguishing Between Cloud Washed And Cloud Native
Don’t fall for the marketing jargon: Running legacy infrastructure on a cloud instance is not actually cloud computing. Unfortunately, “cloudwashing” is common among enterprises as they attempt to jump on the cloud trend. So, how do we dispel the hype to distinguish pure cloud software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS)? In this article, we’ll define cloud washed and cloud native, citing NIST standard definitions and industry expert opinions.
Ten Trends That Will Reshape Digital Infrastructure And Operations In 2019
Infrastructure and operations are becoming increasingly involved in unprecedented areas of today’s enterprise — no longer to solely deliver engineering and operations, but also products and services that support and enable overall business strategy. How can I&O leaders use capabilities like artificial intelligence (AI), network automation or edge computing to support rapidly growing infrastructures and accomplish business needs? According to analysts at Gartner Inc., the following 10 technologies and trends will be key to support digital I&O this year.
DevOps Engineer Interviews: Ask These Questions
Now that DevOps is proliferating in the enterprise (companies like Disney, Nike, and Walmart, for example, are all on the adoption train) the term is starting to creep up more and more in job titles. This is challenging organizations to consider the significance of “DevOps engineer” as a role and the value of having someone with DevOps in their title on their team. What steps can you take to ensure that DevOps candidates are the right fit for your company?